afaik it's encrypting your whole hdd
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From our blog post:
I would like to thank the entire staff that worked on this and helped realize this huge project, it's been truly an amazing ride and we hope you enjoyed the show as much as the Asenshi crew did.
I'd like to also extend my thanks to the entire staff over at TRIGGER and Yoh Yoshinari himself for making this great show in the first place and all of our fans for supporting us.
And don't forget, no matter what happens, a believing heart is your magic.
Also please make sure to (re)watch it on Netflix once it releases there to support TRIGGER! (Buying merch also helps!)
We’re a western now! Yee haw
Edit: I had some time to collect my thoughts so I wanted to post a bit more about the episode. Congratulations to all of you who managed to not have Levi's last name spoiled for you before this episode! Seriously, that is an impressive feat. The spoiler of his last name is just about everywhere - even the Amazon page for his official Funko Pop figure spoils his last name in the page title! (Thanks a lot Amazon) I think this is a good place to remind everyone DO NOT GOOGLE ANYTHING RELATED TO THIS SERIES. You WILL be spoiled! Don't even look up character names.
The animation is breathtaking. I really have no words for it, I've been anticipating this part of the anime to be adapted for a long time and the fight at the beginning was everything I wanted and more. WIT did an absolutely fantastic job.
The pacing is a little fast but I have faith in Isayama and WIT studio to make a great adaptation
it's very treatable. I doubt he will be in the hospital for more than ~~a week~~ two weeks unless he has complications. don't know what it means for his career tho, full recovery may take up to 6mo
E: informative article courtesy of u/PhantomTroupe26
Stone's artist, Boichi (real name Park Moojik), is a native South Korean.
However, he left for Japan in 2003 due to his dissatisfaction at the Korean government's clamping down on freedom of expression in print manhwa via the 1997 Juvenile Protection Act.
>(T)he Korean manga market (used to have) four major (seinen) manga magazines...but (under the Act) they were forced to cease publication by law...(the Act's rules meant) many adult manhwaga can’t express themselves (as freely as Japanese mangaka)... and bookstores no longer welcome or display adult and young adult manga magazine and titles. They even look down on kids manga.
>The Korean PTA and prosecutors claimed that our manhwa were harmful for children and teens. They treated us like criminals. At times, they even called us to court.
After much consideration (and some protests), he left to start his career in Japan, seeing no future in Korea. He enjoys the freedoms of Japan's manga industry; freedoms of speech and expression that he never had before.
PS. The Korean government also tried applying the same censorship laws to digital webtoons, but had to back down due to intense opposition from its readers. The result is webtoons are afforded more freedoms of expression than print counterparts (ex. big presence of pornographic webtoons).
A gentle reminder the Shield Hero anime was made with the Western audience in mind.
Some backstory - the original Shield Hero webnovel is a cult classic amongst Western webnovel readers, because it was one of the 1st to be fully fantranslated to English. (Also one of the 1st to use the cliche of struggling underdog actively spat upon by the world around them.)
Crunchyroll’s producer saw the viewer potential based on this internet popularity and pitched Shield to their Japanese counterparts at Kadokawa, who were seeking a light novel anime to sell to international anime watchers. (This is also a Kadokawa x Crunchyroll co-production.)
So about 3 or 4 years ago, KADOKAWA was looking for a title to make it big overseas, and during that time Crunchyroll and KADOKAWA were talking about some candidate titles. Crunchyroll producer, Sae Ho Song, pitched The Rising of the Shield Hero series to me, and he thought it was a great idea and we went forward with it!
I'd expect both sides to be aware of any controversy associated with this series (especially Crunchyroll; they suggested it in the 1st place) although there is a chance they could've underestimated Western social reaction trends in the past 2 years.
It's also avaliable on Amazon Video as well, although it's more expensive. It's the only place I've seen where you can get the subtitled version, unfortunately.
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If you thought Nisekoi's waifu wars were intense, Monster Musume will cause the destruction of the world.
PS: Suu obviously best girl.
Edit: Article on it
First of all this series has been absolutely wonderful and I am so sad that it's ending, but guys if you want a second season you can now buy the the manga in English in a couple of days so check that out if you want to support the series.
Yuru Camp was the perfect anime to eat cup noodles with, because I could just relax, sit back and slurp the noodles to my content and this episode was perfect for that too. It was cute, funny and really relaxing and comfortable and I am so glad I started watching it. I have a collection of screenshots here for you guys, my 25 favorites from the bunch: https://imgur.com/a/awLGx
This episode was absolutely cute too and I would be really sad if this anime didn't get a second season :(
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Link to the episode
Yeah, really hope he doesn't look in the cabinet... then again maybe Mai actually wanted him to look and that's the reason she said anything at all about it.
Superb, everything about this episode was superb.
I'm having a hard time picking my favourite moment, what was yours?
P.S. Crunchyroll you villains, that wasn't the right translation! Looks like you need a visit from All Might: You're, NEXT!
It's easy to say that when you're at the top. Think about all the employees it supports. They're going to have to find other jobs, that's a difficult process. Saying "Ghibli" is just a name he came up with, doesn't recognize the people or the amount of work that went into making it a household name.
It's narcissistic to see it as just a name.
Here's him publicly criticizing a design choice for their latest movie. His making statements like this is like saying, "A Ghibli film isn't good unless it's a Miyazaki Ghibli film." What hope did it have of surviving if this guy doesn't care about it?
"SHIT YOU CAN SEE THAT?!" someone help! I'm choking on my food!
The shit eating grin on my face whenever I see a new SAO Abridged in my subbox is unmatched!
Also, everyone who can but hasn't already, please consider supporting their patreon aka the "Kirito is Always Right Foundation!" (ty /u/intoxbodmansvs for reminding me) They are almost at their goal for full time SWE production!
Edit: Jesussss! The execution on that ending was perfect! Which made me realize, we're back to waiting another month or so for the next episode....
Please do yourself a favor and buy the VN. It's out now on steam.
If you already have Steins; Gate VN on steam, you can get the bundle and get a 10% discount
I thought Teresa was the weeb but Alec doing the Naruto run?
Have to say that this was a pretty fun episode with the crazy duo dynamics in full force and the hilarious sketches ("tying" her shoes gee wiz) making this an absolute comedic experience.
Speaking of duos, this show is really throwing these ships at us aren't they? We got totally not Hina Hinako and Hajime and Tada's little sister and Kentarou ships already set up.
So here's a strawpoll about what ship is your favorite ship. There isn't a wrong answer but let's get real Hajime x Hinako is the best. There is an "other" option in case you wanna be chaotic.
If you’re interested, the article focuses on ZLS as the break-out dark horse favorite show of the season, and includes a solo interview with Kotaro’s voice actor as well as a group interview with Sakura, Saki, and Lily’s voice actors. The issue can be purchased through Amazon.co.jp with shipping to the US and comes with the special ZLS illustration.
More importantly, if there was to be a Season 2 confirmation there is a chance it is included in the article!
Reminder: if anyone here is searching for this show on Amazon USA, your search keywords must be exactly "psycho pass3" or "psycho-pass3," there is no space between the "pass" and "3." Anything else will turn up absolutely nothing.
"Wada met up with mangaka Hajime Isayama every two weeks for over one year to discuss every detail of the show"
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Tip: Use https://www.deepl.com/translator for correct translations. You can even read newspaper articles that have been written in foreign languages.
Came across a script for that while looking for a Pixiv script earlier today. You need a program like Tampermonkey (Chrome) or Greasymonkey (Firefox) to install this, all you have to do then is click install here. I wouldn't recommend it though, haha.
Are the subtitles out of sync for anyone else?
Edit: For those that know how to use Aegisub, move the subtitles back about 0:00:02.92.
Here is a (hopefully fixed) subtitle file : https://mega.nz/#!JxZ1iAAD!4NkQB2VL8Z0aj8NxjLE8K_QXBCztHd7YfrstKEXOyE4
Subtitles are now fixed on CrunchyRoll. Except for the apps.
Finally they joke about the Yuuki Yuuki thing themselves (Unless I missed it previously)!
ETA: Also, me this entire episode
Looks like it'll be a sub-only release based on this blog post.
It probably does, but I would rather want to bring attention to the fact that the Part 4 Manga is coming out next month!
The posters for the Chinese release are fantastic. Look at these gorgeous things: http://www.openculture.com/2019/06/hayao-miyazakis-spirited-away-open-in-china-18-years-after-its-original-release.html
To double check this, I used DDG to make sure that none of our clearly anime-related interests are not infecting and heavily skewing search results.
In the end, huh. That's a weird thing.
To be perfectly fair, it's safe to assume that forced drama became a thing when majority of anime fans are not people well versed in literary terms. Afterall, people here also outright call certain writing tools objectively bad when that's not even remotely true.
That reminds me of one of my favorite anime, Humanity Has Declined, which gets very dark with it's humor, but is presented in a lighthearted fairy tale book art style.
Wait a minute. The movie came out in 2016 and the blu ray came out late 2017. I remember I bought it the second it was available from Amazon.
Comes with sub and dub.
Edit: I did a bit of research and it seems like they fucked you guys over in North America :( damn!
After looking the source code:
><meta name="description" content="カウントダウンが「０」を向かえた時、世界は真実を知ることになる・・・。">
Description: When the countdown reaches "0", the world will know the truth ....
>endDateTime : '2015/02/06 18:00:00'
So this'll be the time when the counter will reach 0 and we'll find out the truth.
><meta name="keywords" content="PC,アニメ,壊す,世界">
Keywords: PC, anime, break, world - quite ambiguous terms.
The domain is also registered under Pony Canyon.
Here's the background image.
Looking forward to what this is all about.
" My editor asked me if there was anything I wanted to do to celebrate my 20th year in the profession, and I kept replying, “No, don’t worry about it; I don’t have anything I particularly want.”
But then one day, on the spur of the moment I casually said, “I’d love to sit alone somewhere and read (well, listen) to the final chapter of Furuba with sound, with voices, and with the song ‘For Fruits Basket’ playing, and bawl my eyes out.” I was being glib, just sort of building castles in the air and not looking for anything to come of it, but it sparked this project."
from this: https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2019/04/02/the-new-fruits-basket-anime-is-coming-to-crunchyroll?utm_source=editorial_cr&utm_medium=carousel&utm_campaign=news&referrer=editorial_cr_carousel_news
FYI it's a voice actor joke: Yuuichi Nakamura played the protag in both Oreimo and Mahouka, and Saori Hayami played the heroine in Mahouka and Ayase in Oreimo.
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／人◕ ‿‿ ◕人＼
Also, translation from ANN:
> Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
>Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal which has immense power. Strange events start to unfold….
>Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?
Subtel, huh. Like this?
I remember a story being posted on /r/anime long ago about an animator dying or something because of the treatment and conditions for animator. It also had something to do with the demand of the anime.
Edit: Thanks to /u/Random-Webtoon-Fan it was this article! The animator was doing SAO by A-1 Pictures! Linky Linky
Via Twitter: Somebody from AnimeNewsNetwork sort-of predicted this back in September, along with a possible explanation. Warning, it's purely speculative and kind of ridiculous.
It's out on Amazon like every week. I already watched it.
> 15. After Yule
Just the discussion thread is still missing.
The threads are up on /r/VinlandSaga btw.
And just to add some more salt.
The real-life Kisaragi didn't get sunk by some fancy 1000-lb AP bombs dropped from a naval bomber.
She got rekt by the firecracker of the naval bombs world: A friggin 100 pounder. And it was dropped from an F4F Wildcat, a fighter, flown by a Marine.
TL;DR Ur waifu got owned by a sparkler.
The one in Imari (shown in this episode) is a bit hard to reach, but there is another one in Itoshima, and I may actually try to go there.
I'll be in Fukuoka for a few days (part of a 2 week holiday, I'm going next week) and had already added Saga City and Karatsu to my list of places to visit (here are some details on specific spots).
Congratulations, this show has already lured one foreign tourist to Saga...
An interesting situation and funny to see everyone concerned and speculating that this would damage his series. In the end he paid his taxes and the investigation against him was concluded.
I'm loving the animation and music(the ED and OP are awesome, I love BUMP OF CHICKEN and Unison Square Garden(they did the OP and ED to Yozakura Quartet, which is how I got into their music), and overall the show seems a lot of fun. I can also definitely tell that the director for this is the same one from Kyousogiga, which is a good thing imo.
Zapp's interactions with Leo are freaking hilarious. Overall, this show is probably one of the top 3 out of those that have aired so far(and that I've watched), and is one of the few that have gotten me impatient for new episodes.
Yeah, the production committee & Wit Studio really must have made some big scheduling errors whilst making Attack on Titan. That, or they were really lacking in terms of staff. Some of the episodes even went to air unfinished.
As Hamsuke is there, there is still a chance that Darkness will meet the love of her life, Neuronist Painkill!
And we are having a beach episode next week!
Direct link: https://www.crunchyroll.com/isekai-quartet/episode-7-carry-out-class-rep-783508
Crunchyroll promised like six months ago that they would upload a bunch of both CR-produced dubs and Funi-produced dubs, but little had been updated, and many of these weren’t streaming anywhere. They’re finally adding some of them back.
Crunchyroll also added a newly-produced Konosuba dub a couple months ago, and several shows this season are streaming simuldubs, like Shield Hero, Isekai Quartet, and Senko-san.
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>Taiga is an open-source desktop application for Windows. It automatically detects the episodes you're watching on your computer and synchronizes your progress with online services. It helps you manage your anime library, discover new series, share watched episodes and download new ones.
It works with MAL, Anilist or Kitsu.
So trash that their production troubles even delayed the blu-rays by two months.
I don't think Konosuba is getting an English dub. The website they liked talked about Spanish/Portuguese/French dubs, not English, and Konosuba isn't on CR's list of upcoming English dubs
Yes, Chaika. Says there is a second season
Set for October
LINK TO PRODUCT PAGE BECAUSE AMAZON IS SHITE AND I HAD TO FIND IT
The Kokoro Connect Controversy where a harsh prank on a fellow voice actor drew the ire of the fans, which made the show lose a ton of viewers and sales. We could have had season 2 by now if it never happened.
Japan and the west aren't all that dissimilar to each other as people make them out to be at times. Just like video games get blamed in the western media, both games and anime draw the ire of Japanese media at times. One of the most infamous serial killers in Japan was nicknamed "the otaku murderer" by their media.
Being an otaku in Japan definitely carries a stigma with it. Anime is all fine and dandy when you are a kid - nobody really cares about their children watching Pretty Cure or One Piece or whatever - but it isn't seen as a normal thing for adults to be in to. I should also note that "otaku" does not equal "anime fan" - it is used to describe people who have any sort of deep obsession, though it is most commonly associated with things like anime, manga (which has a bit of a better reputation), idols, and video games.
Now, that stigma might be lessening - recent polls have shown that a surprisingly large amount of people identify as otaku. Now, I'd avoid reading too deep into that poll. For a start, the question was basically worded as "do you consider yourself to be an otaku in any particular field" - so the question is definitely expanding the definition beyond the traditional stereotypes. Also, it's a poll, presumably conducted with some level of secrecy. Someone might be willing to admit to someone they don't know that they see themselves as an otaku, but they might not be willing to admit that to people they do know. Nonetheless, the fact that so many of the respondents did choose to identify with the term, despite its connotations, does show that attitudes are changing.
From what I gathered from manga readers, the next arc would work really well as a movie, so maybe they'll go with that. If they go for another 12 episode season, I certainly wouldn't complain because I would love to see as much of the Abyss as possible.
Speaking of the manga, volume 1 will be officially available in English later this month! Amazon link
In all fairness that 200 million was split across 4 shows, so its probably more like 50 million per episode (425,423.50$). Though this, article says its more like 480,000$ for each. Thankfully they are reusing footage occasionally, so they are probably spending less than that, but still...
> Legal Streaming Option: Hulu
It's also available on FUNimation.
Edit: Also, if you're on the fence about this show, this is basically what you're in for.
One more thing: If you're watching the dub (and I'm betting most of you are) and you're familiar with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, then you may hear familiar voices in certain characters. For example, Maryke Hendrikse voiced Revy in Black Lagoon and Gilda from My Little Pony.
How do I know that? Uh... Mind your own business!
I wish the android app Poke A Platelet! had as much functionality as this site. Can't press-hold the poke, no music. I'm glad the site is back up. I did this at work, with speakers on, and gave no fucks about it.
Nah I don't think you are. The track that's playing during that moment is incredibly sinister-sounding with the choppy, distorted guitars and the slow, ominous drumbeat. When it does come in, the trumpet enters on an off-key note that drowns out the other instruments through sheer volume. It also doesn't play in time with the other instruments as the song continues, and its parting flourish is the last thing we hear before the ED starts - which, even though it's the most dissonant out of all of the EDs so far, actually sounds pretty soothing compared to the song that played before it.
The song was likely specifically written to reinforce the visual of the gears straining against each other and being forced to run counter to their intended purpose.
This was so unintentionally hilarious. For the record, maou is simply "devil king".
Strong opening episode, but it also felt quite lackluster because of all the comedy. The pacing felt pretty fast too, I wish we had more than 6 episodes.
And please, someone tell me I'm not the only one: [Madoka: Rebellion](/s "we start in a world where something is wrong, but the characters don't realize that at first. However, they slowly start to notice that something just doesn't add up... oh, and they eat cake.") (Don't kill me, I just thought it was humorous with all the Madoka comparisons.)
Well, I guess this is another chance to plug the Kokoro Connect scandal in case anyone else hasn't caught wind of it yet.
We will never get more Dere-ban.
The more people that join me in my suffering, the better.
Here's the Top 10 version for now, looks a bit like a cluster fuck to me so sorry that it turned out bad.
EDIT: 金をありがとう and here is the version with all series.
Not sure if it would suffice, but now "Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?" is running. https://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?show=anime&aid=14413
They are all 23-24 y.o., but my Japanese standards and age portrayal they are 100% milfs.
To be honest I am really enjoying this anime and these 48 min episodes doesn't feel that long I even say I would like that more anime have double length episodes. I really like new inspectors and new enforcers to be honest I had a fear that they might went to far but at least know it feels like decent reboot of Psycho pass.
P.S I am curious how old gang end up in foreign affairs we know how Kougami end up ( SS case 3 ) where Suguo but he refused ( SS case 2) total mystery with Ginoza .
Oh Amazon US link: https://www.amazon.com/Laelaps-Calling/dp/B07ZHK7QXY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=psycho-pass3&qid=1572558111&sr=8-1
I used FFmpeg for the video part, got lazy and used an app (VideoWall) for the wallpaper part.
The first "hh:mm:ss" is when the clip you want starts, the second is the duration of the desired clip.
ffmpeg -ss hh:mm:ss -i 'Source File.mkv' -codec copy -t hh:mm:ss 'Desired Clip.mkv'
And after we have the video we want, we crop the video to our desired dimensions
ffmpeg -i 'Desired Clip.mkv' -filter:v "crop=x:y:a:b" 'Final Clip.mkv'
This bit was kinda trial and error, we're cropping the video to resolution, I originally tried crop=1440:2560:.... but my source video wasn't big enough so I had to ratio it down. And the a:b part is the top left corner of the cropping.
Not to be an ass, but if he's 15 why not ask him? Is it supposed to be a surprise? Maybe he's been downloading shows all the time and you don't even realize it. I know I would have loved that sort of gift years ago.
In any case, Crunchyroll is the best choice for new anime, but maybe you could offer a Funimation subscription as an option depending on his tastes.
Also, I think you're an awesome mom/dad.
Here's a direct link to it's MAL page. Funimation is simulcasting it, but they always have a 4 day delay. So if anyone wants to participate in the weekly discussion threads they would need to sail the seven seas and look for [MPT].
I rarely see anything about Kawai Ritsu from Bokura wa minna kawaisou It's still one of the best characters HanaKana voiced to date, and the anime itself was amazing. Ritsu is obviously very high up the best girl list (best, best girl is Holo, but I wouldn't call her underappreciated ;))
That indirect kiss coffee scene was absolutely adorable. Feels like those scenes are mostly done through the PoV of the guy to seeing it through Teresa was cute and a nice change of pace to me.
Lots of backstory this episode. We learn Tada is trying to be a photographer because his dad was a big shot photographer and got even more evidence that Teresa is of royalty or some big-shot family to where she is given the -sama label by Alec.
That said I'm excited for next episode since it looks like it'll feature Mr. President Hajime and totally not Hina Hinako. Speaking of them they absolutely dominated last week's poll
Here's the new poll and I added the yuri ship with Teresa x Alec for those who want to join a sinking ship.
For me, Code Geass has a lot of strange/somewhat stupid lore:
-According to the Light Novels, apparently the guns in code geass aren't combustion weapons but railguns that have been in use since the Renaissance.
-In Akito the Exiled, Istanbul is labelled as Constantinople, so either the Ottomans never conquered the Byzantines (unlikely, as otherwise the Renaissance wouldn't have happened) or Imperial Russia at some point retook istanbul and renamed it constantinople.
-The Britannian government actually has a bicameral legislature of the House of Lords and Imperial Senate, as shown in Nightmare of Nunnally, and it actually has the power to overrule the Emperor. Senator Helmsley, who was killed by Rollo, was killed in front of the Tennessee state legislature, suggesting some level of state governance.
-According to the ATB system (which denotes 55 BC as 1 ATB), all of Code Geass takes place in 1962-1963.
Sometimes it seems like the Elevens got way too creative when they made this. It's a nightmare for a fan of historical fiction and fanfiction writer (combine it with Fate/Stay Night and it's a complete mess. King Arthur with Plate Armor in the 500s....).
Did a presentation on David Cameron mouthfucking a pig. Warning: Memes and moe girls.
To be fair, my entire class knew that I was an anime fan long by that point so it's not like it really mattered. Also this "elective" class on politics was a huge joke, and I'm not sure how our teacher managed to get through it without popping a blood vessel once. When the presentation showed up on screen he literally just came up to us and said "The presentation's quite otaku, isn't it" with a completely straight face. The face of a man who had seen too much.
To put it even further in perspective, we had an old satellite dish in our form room / homeroom / whatever. Somebody decided to bring that along to the lesson, and when an IT technician had to come over and help with the projector or something, he was asked "Why doesn't my phone work?" while this guy was holding the satellite dish and pointing it at the window.
Needless to say, moe girls and memes were not the biggest issue there.
The anime bubble burst. Here's the situation as explained by Yasuo Yamaguchi, managing director of The Association of Japanese Animations. For a more western point-of-view, check out this episode of ANNCast.
He did the Sword Art Online OP as well
edit: NicoNico version for actual OP song instead of instrumental version
You can turn that off in most video players. For example, with mpv you can press u:
> Switch between applying no style overrides to SSA/ASS subtitles, and overriding them almost completely with the normal subtitle style. See --sub-ass-override for more info.
> Because they consistently enable experimental and pushing the boundaries of the medium
Trigger has very talented creators, but is really not pushing the bounds of the medium at all as far as I'm aware; all of their work is very derivative and I don't think they've really brought anything new to the table.
Compare to Masaaki Yuasa's surreal depictions of inner worlds, to Land of the Lustrous' next-level fusion of 3DCG and traditional animation, to Naoko Yamada's integration of innovative cinematography with animation in her movies, to Kyoto Animation's relentless focus on character acting, to Hugtto! Precure's unprecedented attention to social issues in a children's show. What does Trigger have?
> and the industry? Because they're the most Western-aware studio and recognize the importance of a global market and presence?
Having a PR guy post on 4chan does not mean changing the animation industry in Japan, and neither does kickstarting a twenty minute extension to an already funded animation project (LWA).
> Because, to the extent of my knowledge, there have been no examples of severe mismanagement or abuse of their workforce from them?
They are complicit in precisely the same kind of abysmal pocket-money wages for animators, especially outsourced animators, as almost every other animation company is (save for Kyoto Animation who exist in a world of their own.)
> a reputable company that I believe is creating positive change in the industry
What concrete improvements in the industry is Trigger clearly responsible for? Can you name even a single one?
Here are good responses to the whole thing by people who are actually really knowledgeable about the industry:
Right now I use Pocket MAL because it has the most features and the dev updates the app very often. It is also very stable at least for me.
The beta for Atarashii is slowly catching up though.
For once it looks like the events of an episode are going to tie directly into the next. It makes sense since we've only got one left baby, but I'm very excited to see where it goes. I did appreciate that we got a little bit more background on the pionium, as I think the obvious assumption is that pionium is the reason Dandy's special.
I read an interview a while back that this episode was intended to be super low-budget because they blew their resources on the series finale (which from the end preview looks AMAZING). It was obvious that there was a lot less movement this week, but I found the way they made up for that by using a lot of wild zooms, pans, split screens, and shaky cam to at least be interesting.
It looks like the episode was entirely animated by Michio Mihara, he directed and animated a good chunk of the undies vs. vests episode. Solo animating episodes is kind of his thing. I may be biased since I'm a huge Masaaki Yuasa fangirl, but his episodes of Kemonozume and Kaiba are stunning, and a must-watch just to see what one man can do alone. In terms of good bits from this episode, the cut of the two boys playing baseball is the obvious standout. This is where his interesting line work was most apparent, though I did like the usage of red for character outlines as well.
A bit of optimism: In This Corner of the World was by far the biggest Kickstarter success in anime. A small team used the proceeds to make a pilot, with which they convinced big-shot companies to give them a full theatrical budget.
The film was a delicately-crafted masterpiece that was both popular and critically acclaimed. I can't find the article now but the director said they'd redrawn a background over ten times because they were so dedicated to getting the 1940s feel right. This is just one of the things the director did to study Japan's wartimes:
>Katabuchi’s research included studying verbatim accounts of food preparation and ingredients from the 1930s and ’40s. He made several visits to Tokyo’s Museum of Life in the Showa Era (Showa-no-kurashi Hakubutsukan) to recapture the living spaces, tools, clothing, other artifacts and behaviors of daily existence in Japan’s pre- and postwar years. The director has received praise from older Japanese over his careful and accurate portrait of their lives.
A dozen people from that era were interviewed, and many photos examined, so as to reconstruct the architecture of those years. It isn't an easy feat because Japan had changed so drastically after the war, and there are surprisingly few photographs remaining.
Katabuchi said his many years of travel, both in Japan and abroad, helped him build the world.
It's good for a film based on a late-night anime. Remember, these things aren't that expensive to make (compared to big-name western animated films or live-action), and a lot of the money will be in disc sales.
Remember, the late-night anime audience is a very niche one, and a film based on a late-night anime will only appeal to preexisting fans of that anime. A film like this Psycho-Pass one is targeted towards a subset of a niche. It's not going to be the next Frozen. There's a reason why these sorts of films often run in only a small amount of theatres.
This is actually technically better than The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya's first week performance, and Haruhi is a very popular franchise. Though the yen was more valuable back in 2010 than it is in 2015.
Link to the tweet
That's not exactly true. There was probably a fuck up on Bones' part (probably some production reasons that I'm totally in the know of because of Shirobako), so there is no episode next week. The problem is that they wanted to air it the week after, but that time would conflict with Durarara, so it will air the day after that. Source
It's Anime News Network, but tbh I've never really liked the site much. If you read long enough you'll eventually see their personal politics being injected into places where it shouldn't be. Most anime reviewers have the problem of inserting themselves a bit too much into their reviews, but I'd recommend most anime YouTubers over ANN... or you know, just making up your own mind without a stranger whispering into your ear and trying to sell you NordVPN/overpriced merch.
Yeah, my only issue with amazon video is the US side sometimes forgets to upload the episodes on time and most recently uploads them without subtitles. When they mess the subtitles they usally up in less than a day, but when they forget to upload the episode it can take them from just a day to almost a whole week. I believe that Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii had the first episode almost whole week late for this same reason.
Happens pretty often. One of the first things Sadella did when Ballmer retired was downsizing Nokia. Sadella did not view Nokia as favorably as Ballmer did, and, as a result, 18,000 layoffs occurred.
Miyazaki isn't a CEO, so it is not apples to apples, but one man leaving a company can have significant ripple effects. Pet projects of one CEO may be dead weight to the next.
> Japan's Tezuka Productions, France's Caribara Animation, and Monaco's Shibuya Productions are collaborating on the series using both 2D and CG techniques. The show's planned 26 episodes will target children from eight to twelve years of age, and Shibuya Productions founder Cedric Biscay notes that the producers have the right to create a brand new story, as Tezuka Productions owns the intellectual property to the franchise.
Before anyone asks I got it from SweetGraffix on etsy
aw bother I'm 3 hrs late to the thread...I blame finals.
Anyway since last weeks episode was all about Hinako and Hajime, they destroyed it last week
Here's the new poll. ~~I guess I'll edit in my thoughts as soon as I finish.~~
edit: whelp just finished it
I liked the episode. It fleshed out Kaoru beyond the crazy side character, furthered the interpersonal relationships via the bathscenes, and based off the preview it seems like we could get a little bit of development for our main couple.
Teresa being royalty wasn't much of a surprise but damn I like Charles entrance into the show with him countering Alec with ease. That suggests that he's rather used to Alec and her defensive nature with Teresa. Curious to see what his and Teresa's relationship is like.
Marielle's hair looks like it belongs to a homeless person.
went from this to this
I read a(n American written) novel where a programmer from our world got summoned into another world with magic. He's trash at the highly formalized magic they're used to, but he figures out how to make daemons (that manifest as actual demons) and other magical programs using a hacked together magical programming language.
 <em>Wizard's Bane</em> is the name of the book.
Amazon messing with translation again... I won't even mention the "amnesty" (for some reason written without a capital letter), but this sentence makes no sense. Why would Taisha devise a "crime plan"? The word here is "hankou", and although it could mean a criminal act, "counteroffensive" makes much more sense here. Basically, Taisha wanted to counterattack the Vertexes, but because of the wall breach had to resort to keeping the fire in check.
The amazon.jp page says that the subtitles are in Japanese. No mention of english subs.
Fan subbers save us.
Dust of Sneezing and Choking exists, which is basically D&D teargas. Though it's main use is to bait players into thinking it's powder of invisibility
There's also the Malice poison, that can blind creatures that inhale it.